Joe Craver - NC Legionnaire

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I am a Vietnam Veteran and member of The Chadbourn, NC, American Legion Post #139. With the support of Post #139, I have taken upon the project to locate, document, map and photograph graves of Military Veterans in Columbus County, NC. I began the project in July 2013 and as of the end of the year, I had located over 4000 graves in about half the cemeteries in the county. We are also encouraging Veterans Organizations, civic clubs, churches and individuals to "adopt" cemeteries and honor veterans with flags on Memorial Day.

As time permits, I am putting all my research on this website.

UPDATE: My work with Columbus County Cemeteries is gradually coming to an end. I have moved to Kentucky and no longer have easy access to the cemeteries of Columbus County. I have more than 4,000 photos that I have not processed, so as time permits I will be adding some of these to the website.

Special thanks to Layton Dowless, member of Chadbourn American Legion Post #139, who has taken my work and has solicited business, organization and individuals to "Adopt a Cemetery" in Columbus County and keep flags on Veteran's Graves year round.

Please continue to honor Veterans of Columbus County, NC.

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